Category Archives: Technology

Why it’s not easy to talk to bloggers

I admit that one of the reasons for setting up this blog was that I had gotten tired of answering the same question more than once, even if asked by different people. The other danger of talking to bloggers is that … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 14

If I am ever on a quiz show, my telephone joker will be the dude who wrote Wikipedia. Suki Kim has done impressive undercover reporting in North Korea, fooling both her employer, by pretending that she was a devout Christian, and of course the … Continue reading

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AllExperts is dead

Quite a number of readers have come to this blog through AllExperts, where I have been answering questions on German law for a decade. With more than a thousand thoroughly answered questions, my profile there was a great source of … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, German Law, Germany, Immigration Law, Law, Technology, Travel | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Instagram 1.0

How our grandmothers got their cool Facebook profile photos. (Warsaw, Poland in 1946.)

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Three Generations of Transport

(photographed in Messina, Sicily, Italy in October 2013)

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How to avoid CIA surveillance

Are you also tired of the CIA, the NSA and others spying on you all the time? Are you worried about the heaps of data they are trying to collect? Do you also suck at technology and have no idea … Continue reading

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The Secret Nuclear Program of the Catholic Church

As I stood on top of the Bastion of Saint Remy and looked down over Cagliari, my sharp eyes noticed something suspicious. Can you spot it? Yes, there is a nuclear reactor in the middle of the city. Cleverly hidden in and … Continue reading

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